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Formality of unilaterally changed Constitution is no democracy 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

We need not be told what is a democratic election. It is not all about observing formalities of any kind ...

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Barrister Mainul Hosein 

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Hope for dialogue is dead, try something different 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

In her testimony before the hearing at the US Senate Committee on foreign relations the US Assistant Secretary of State ...

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Fight is to save Bangladesh as moderate Muslim democracy  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

How the government snatched victory to continue in power is confirmed, if confirmation was necessary,  by the results  of the ...

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Fight is to save Bangladesh as moderate Muslim democracy 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

How the government snatched victory to continue in power is confirmed, if confirmation was necessary,  by the results  of the ...

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We don't deserve a Bangladesh so unsafe and brutal 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

What the government should try to do, whether it has people's legitimacy or not, is to show its competence at ...

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Respect for life makes us human  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

We do not want it to be said by others Bangladesh is not only failing to make democracy work, its ...

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We can't allow rule of law and sense of justice disappear 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The report of the Transparency International has not revealed anything new about the dysfunctional nature of the parliament and democracy. ...

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Nation is anxious for a way to be found 

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Nation is anxious for a way to be found 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The Chief Justice of Bangladesh Mr. Justice M. Mozammel Hossain has assured the nation that nobody is above law, not ...

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We must be united on the basic issue of life and death 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It is not that we the educated ones are not guilty of contributing to this situation of rendering the people ...

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There should not be Awami or BNP lawyers – lawyers are lawyers, united and together  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The lawyers have made their position weak and vulnerable not only for them but also for the cause of the ...

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ACC’s purpose is to fight public corruption and not private offences 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The members of the Anti-Corruption Commission will have to uphold the true spirit and purpose of the Commission and maintain ...

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Political legitimacy to be resolved politically: No easy escape 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

This time the government of Awami League has done the most daring thing by disenfranchising the whole nation to claim ...

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But our internal problems are not all internal  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It is natural for any outside government to tell us that your internal problems are yours and do not expect ...

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We can't allow the country to be owned by corrupt ones 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Police have to be saved from being politically and criminally used. If police are to be worthwhile for fighting crime ...

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People made their choice through liberation war 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Knowing the weakness of the political situation at least some in the government are seen to be most anxious to ...

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Hereditary politics has failed to save democracy  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The hereditary leadership has reached its final end. Whether in power or in the opposition it has lost its steam ...

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Failed govt under undemocratic dynastic politics is the real crisis 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

US Ambassador-designate to Bangladesh Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat put it mildly when she commented before the Senate Committee on Foreign ...

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Muslim countries cannot allow Muslims to be killed like flies  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It is no more a comfort to know that in spite of all the media reports The UN Human Rights ...

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Need is trust and involvement, not bombing from the sky 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The contributing writer Enrique Krauze in International New York Times wrote about the massacre being committed by Israel in Gaza ...

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Once the most popular party now hiding behind an unelected government 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

What should be a matter of grave concern as well as shame is that the people who freed Bangladesh from ...

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I would very much like to be proved wrong 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

My view as expressed in a recent television talk show was that a politician has to know how to engage ...

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We can't all be helpless in this ominous situation 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

If police were free then it would have been possible to say that not to allow BNP to hold the ...

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No easy diversion: Free people must have free election 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

One can only feel sorry for the intellectuals who think that a false election is democracy but find it shocking ...

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Shooting at sight is war : Holding election is peace 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

One does not need to be an intellectual to tell us how sad and painful is the loss and suffering ...

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PM’s motherly sympathy is needed more for ending violent deaths 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

What was a mere personal issue of consoling a grieving mother by another mother has deliberately been turned into a ...

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Don't make Bangladesh another Syria: Go for election 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The government that refuses to see a political crisis as  political  one and treats it as a law and order ...

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No dialogue necessary for PM to keep her election promise  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The continued violence has disrupted our national life in every way possible. Our people are being killed and burnt everyday ...

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Prof Amartya Sen's observations and our context 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Nobel Prize winner Prof Amartya Sen's visit to Bangladesh is a matter of great honour for Bangladesh. His current visit ...

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Issue is not what BNP is gaining, but how much we are losing 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It is reported that the government has advised all concerned to watch the sources of fund for financing political violence. ...

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We must prove we deserve better  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

We,  in The Daily New Nation celebrate its 36th anniversary, keeping very much in mind our commitment that journalists can ...

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Issue is not what BNP is gaining, but how much we are losing 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It is reported that the government has advised all concerned to watch the sources of fund for financing political violence. ...

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We must prove we deserve better  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

We,  in The Daily New Nation celebrate its 36th anniversary, keeping very much in mind our commitment that journalists can ...

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We must prove we deserve better  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

We,  in The Daily New Nation celebrate its 36th anniversary, keeping very much in mind our commitment that journalists can ...

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Let CCs elections end brutalities of intolerant politics 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

After the decision of the main opposition alliance to participate in the elections of three city corporations the fate of ...

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Let us not become dehumanised – cold and unfeeling 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

To demand arrest of the perpetrators of the audacious crimes committed on the Dhaka University premises by assaulting and abusing ...

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Vote-riggers decision can't be acceptable as election 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for neutral probe of the irregularities and violence in City ...

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Cornerstone of our special relationship is democratic Bangladesh of liberation war 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on a two-day visit on June 6 and ...

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Autocracy is when many become autocrats 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Our educated ones know but may not care to remember that each generation will be judged by whether the critical ...

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US country report on democracy and human rights in Bangladesh is directionless  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The New York Times on Friday published a news item to claim that the non-Muslim extremists killed nearly twice as ...

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Every liberation war is for change and not for repeating the rejected past 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Last Tuesday The New York Times published an article under a big headline in its front page to say how ...

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Vietnam is grateful for Russian help but chose not to be subservient 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Vietnam fought America most bitterly lasting years with the help of Russia and yet Vietnam has established the closest of ...

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Granting bail is exploited as big business: Causing bigger crisis for the judiciary  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Nothing is more frustrating than to see how helpless the people are against the abuse of power in the justice ...

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‘From Zimbabwe to Bangladesh, citizens work to keep elections safe...’ 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Some government pleasers were found anxious to tell for the consumption of the failed ones in the government that President ...

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When journalists are not treated as journalists and lawyers not as lawyers 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

They cannot blame anybody but themselves for creating a situation where even the journalists and lawyers cannot be sure of ...

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Citizenship means ownership of the country: Let us build it for us 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

After the death of a government party activist everyone in the government including the Minister for Public Administration and Secretary ...

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For our faltering democracy blame is not all ours: Only suffering is all ours 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The United Nations` Human Rights experts have deplored the increasing erosion of democracy globally ahead of International Democracy Day. They ...

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We are to be blamed but blaming us alone will not be a solution 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The failure of the government to maintain public safety is not a matter to be disputed anymore. At this late ...

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We are being driven to anarchy blindfolded: We must think 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Street show of force is no security against secret killing. Now we have the border guard force moving in the ...

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So we have cheque book politics and not people`s politics 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

President Abdul Hamid felt sorry and disappointed when he had commented on the prevailing political scenario. His observations came last ...

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Responsibility of making the country safe and beautiful 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have ...

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`Tackling targeted killings impossible for the police` 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

We are surprised that the world is ignoring our people when the people are living with the ticking bomb of ...

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Few can`t be safe where lives of many are not 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

In spite of massive police surveillance, killing by snipers or hacking to death has not stopped. Most of such killings ...

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Historical hatred and bitterness is not easy to deal with 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

We do not want to be reminded of the traumatic days of occupation of our people by the Pakistan army ...

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BNP must democratize itself: Hereditary leadership is over 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

All political parties are preparing for the forthcoming municipal elections. These elections are to be held openly on the basis ...

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Slavishness of greedy ones in public life is no help for freedom 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

When not being a party activist but a highly respectable Professor Emeritus of Dhaka  University Serajul Islam Choudhury says in ...

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Let us build ourselves as one nation and one people 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

We feel called upon to express our anxiousness when the political leaders express divergent views about what should be the ...

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SUBSERVIENCE IS NOT FREEDOM 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

SUBSERVIENCE IS NOT FREEDOM : MAINUL HOSEIN :   CITY PUBLISHING HOUSE LTD. Copyright © Mainul Hosein 2012   All rights reserved. No part of this book ...

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Safety by police escort is denial of safety to others 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Police authorities are busy and anxious giving assurances about safety at the Ekushey Book Exhibition being held in the capital. ...

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Identity of journalists in crisis 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The free press in a democracy being the fourth branch or pillar of the government, there cannot be any democratic ...

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More political cases make judiciary more controversial 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The concern expressed by Chief Justice  Mr Surendra Kumar Sinha in urging the politicians and others  not to make controversial ...

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If justice is not more than law, it is autocracy 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

In a fumbling democracy the judiciary has to play a very responsible role to save democracy to save itself. Without ...

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Justice system must rise above police methods for peace and order 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It is for all to see how arbitrary police power has made the country more dangerous nationally and internationally. Show ...

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We can`t be so devoid of patriotism that anybody can do us any harm 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has undertaken to investigating the stealing of $101 million from Bangladesh's account maintained with ...

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Breaking constitutional oath is like denying allegiance to Bangladesh 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The Chief Justice Mr. Surendra Kumar Sinha tried to remind the two ministers now facing contempt proceedings of the danger ...

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Humanising criminal justice system is more urgent 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It will inspire many to see the Chief Justice Mr Surendra Kumar Sinha eager to have a healthy national debate ...

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Helping anti-Muslim bloggers is no help for freedom of expression 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Media reports on Wednesday disclosed that the US government has expressed concern over the danger that threatens Bangladesh's internal security ...

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Prosecution not being independent is fatal for criminal justice 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Our Constitution requires the prosecution to be independent like the judiciary as part of the judiciary. The process of justice ...

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Demand for arresting killers is easy, saving lives is not 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

India's assurance from time to time to be at the side of Bangladesh government is understandable, but our people expect ...

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Judgement has held out a beacon of hope for democracy and freedom 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The High Court Division of the Supreme Court by declaring unconstitutional the amendment by which the parliament claimed the power ...

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BNP is a victim of oppression yet a roadblock to change  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

BNP is desperately seeking help of world leaders for democratic change, yet the party itself is most unwilling to rise ...

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Horror of killing and counter-killing must stop 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The government used to feel complacent claiming the acts of terrorism were isolated incidents and the need was for the ...

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India`s concern is understandable but we expect constructive cooperation 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The President of West Bengal Congress Mr Adhir Chowdhury urged the Chief Minister of West Bengal Ms Mamata Banerjee to ...

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Home-grown politics has to change to stop home-grown terrorism 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The government has been very consistent in its claim that our terrorism is home-grown. Let there be no doubt that ...

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To fight terrorism we must understand frustration of young ones 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Terrorists are not the cause of terrorism, and whoever wants to go for the root cause of terrorism he has ...

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Bangabandhu`s legacy is not revolutionary socialist 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The cry of anti-communalism by leftists is a ploy of socialists to undermine the influence of religion. Our Muslims were ...

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People must be empowered to know who is killing whom 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It is a welcome development that the governments of the United States of America and India are keen to be ...

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Greed without patriotism has brought us where we are 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

There is no pride for our Liberation War without democracy. To live in fear of insecurity is neither democracy ...

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Need is new hope of `yes we can` change: BNP has to think how or parish 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It makes no sense for BNP to continue as opposition when it has no worthiness as the opposition. Other ...

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Violation of the Constitution is derogatory, criticism of violation not  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Some elements somewhere are advising the government to go along the way of autocracy without any regard to the ...

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People`s police should be life savers and savers of humanity 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

`Whoever saves one life, saves all of humanity`.

The aforesaid verse is common to religions of the Muslims and the ...

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Human factor of independent judiciary has to be bolstered  

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Judiciary has to show the strength of its independence, otherwise it is bound to erode. The constitutional protection of ...

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Protection of rights, not police power is justice 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Justice is much more than law and police power. Justice demands to apply law in the context of prevailing ...

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Govt is Election Commission, no other Election Commission can be independent 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

As there is no election time non-party caretaker government, the sitting party government shall be in charge of the ...

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We did not have and we shall not have terrorism if election politics is allowed 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The killing of a  Member of the Parliament Mr Manzurul Islam Liton from Gaibandha is undoubtedly very disturbing. He ...

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Search Committee has no magic formula 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Like the last time the President Abdul Hamid has formed a Search Committee. The six-member Search Committee so constituted ...

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Higher challenge is to the courage and integrity of the judiciary 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The Chief Justice of Bangladesh Mr SK Sinha repeated his anxiety once again last Thursday about the dilemma judges ...

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Lame duck Election Commission will be a sitting duck Commission 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

Free election is not the full answer for democracy to work. We shall need political reform to have democratically ...

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Both the judgement and constitutional change have made free election impossible 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The general election is to take place in December 2018, but the election fever has gripped the nation. The ...

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Terrorism must be handled through political leadership, not by police alone 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

In the wake of the combined operation of a section of army along with the police, RAB and SWAT ...

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No bail, no trial and no presumption of innocence is no justice 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

I am surprised to find ourselves tolerating all wrongs and injustices and still we call ourselves a nation of ...

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Treat bail as right to stop imprisonment without trial 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It should not have happened to the people of free Bangladesh but it is happening. The police power in ...

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People have their own vision embodied in the Constitution and that is flouted 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The political leaders who failed to establish good governance during their times in power are coming with long term ...

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Clash with the judiciary will have dangerous consequences 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The present clash between the government and the judiciary will have dangerous consequences for both unless stopped. Any attempt ...

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Revisiting the judgement on caretaker government is important 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The continuing clash between the government and the judiciary to undermine the supremacy of the Constitution bodes ill. The ...

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Public servants must prove their dedication to public service : Comey as example 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

The government that has sunk deep in corruption   and incompetence is now surfacing as cracked all-over. Nobody can claim ...

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Bangladesh has not been freed for people not to be free 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

It is forgotten by those in power that their own legitimacy as the government depends on acknowledging by the ...

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Not to be above law must mean not to suffer abuse of law 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

When two former Chief Justices namely Mr Justice A.B.M. Khairul Haque and Mr Justice Md. Tafazzul Islam have reminded ...

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`Every citizen shall have the right, to be secure in his home against entry...` 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

There cannot be a law-abiding society if police feel free to act lawlessly. We are sure we have responsible ...

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Let civil society seek review of the divided judgement in public interest 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

After the meeting with a section of civil society members the Chief Election Commissioner Monday explained his position most ...

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Justice Khairul has lost independence to remain Chairman of Law Commission 

By MAINUL HOSEIN

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